Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden chooses California Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice Presidential pick, per his tweet.
I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020
In a second tweet, Biden said “Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”
Prior to serving as California junior Senator, Harris served as District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2011. In 2010, she was elected as California’s Attorney General.
Harris, who was born in Oakland, CA, attended Howard University in Washington, DC before obtaining her law degree from the University of California, Hastings. Before a life in politics, Kamala worked as an attorney in the public sector.
Biden told his team who the pick was and to make preparations for the announcement on Tuesday afternoon, but the pick was not revealed at that time.
According to CNBC, the Biden campaign has assembled a team of nine operatives who will work with his Vice Presidential pick.
Karine Jean-Pierre, a former NBC employee who served in the Obama White House, will serve as the vice-presidential nominees’ Chief of Staff.
*This is a breaking news story and will be updated with information as it arises*